If you want to take part and watch E3 2021, here’s everything you need to know:
Electronic Entertainment Expo 2021 is shaping up to be a major event next month, even despite the ongoing pandemic. Last year, gamers were disappointed to learn of E3’s cancellation, but the event is going online to avoid further issues in 2021.
But even though you won’t be able to attend E3 in person, that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to enjoy this year. In fact, the event just became more accessible than ever before, thanks to its new online portal and official app.
Over E3’s four-day event, gamers will be able to tune into all the broadcasts, exhibitor booths, lounges, and more. And they can do so all from the convenience of their own living rooms.
We already have the release window for FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, now all we’re waiting for is a new E3 trailer!
E3 2021 Official App, Online Portal Revealed
In preparation for E3 2021, the even is launching its first-ever virtual experience with an app and online portal.
According to a new announcement from E3 event organizers, the new online portal and app will be “a key hub for the duration of the show.”
On it, watchers will be able to access virtual booths, hosted events, video conferencing, forums, and more. They’ll even be able to customize their own profiles, complete with avatars and more, encouraging fan interaction.
The app will become available with a media access week beginning on June 7, with public access going live on June 12, the first day of E3’s official broadcasts.
Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA, reports that the company is focussing on providing an “interactive experience” for E3 participants.
“The result is a bespoke online portal and app that will allow fans, media and industry professionals to have an E3 experience designed to run parallel to the four-day broadcast, laying the foundation for interactive E3 elements to continue beyond this year’s all-virtual show.”
And we already know that there’s a new mind-blowing Xbox IP that may be shown off at E3. In addition, it looks as though Starfield and Forza Horizon 5 may even release this year.
E3 2021 App Features
When June 12 rolls around, online portal users will gain access to Exhibitor Booths with special events, VOD content, and articles. These will be the hubs for key announcements and new game information.
In addition, users can access Lounges, online gathering spots for E3 attendees. Forums will also be present, for an online discussion of all the latest reveals.
What’s more, a series of Leaderboards will also be active, with “gamified show elements” able to be collected and displayed. It appears that interactivity is highly important to E3 2021, even if we can’t be there in person this time around.
Most importantly, both the E3 2021 online portal and app will feature a live E3 broadcast, complete with interactive overlays for audience participation. There will still be the huge publisher showcases, press conferences, industry panels, and special guest appearances that we all know and love.
Meanwhile Sony won’t be attending the event but PlayStation is working on 25 new first-party PS5 games anyway! And two new DualSense controller colors are launching shortly after E3 2021 is complete.
And we’re already hearing new information about Call of Duty 2021’s co-op Zombies mode!